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Whats in your mic locker? Low-End Theory Condenser Microphones
Old 29th January 2012
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my little collection
That is sooo! Slutty, how do you even decide what mic's your going to use for a session?

I'd be too tempted to try every one on a singer, to see what sounds best..
Old 29th January 2012
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Ha ha I got it bad ! Need some big bucks beauty's still though... Ooh and some coles
Old 2nd February 2012
  #303
osd
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1 SM57
1 SM58
1 Behry C-1
1 Realistic bullet mic

Get more low end than that, I dare ya.
Old 3rd February 2012
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Joly modded CAD GXL3000 (fantastic, best gear purchase ever)
A pair of Joly modded MK012s (Still not sure about them on my acoustics but I can blame that on my bad playing and bad mic placement)
Original Rode NT2 (Like it on backing vox but it's a pile of poo on acoustic - I spent years trying to get a good sound from it but then see above)
SP TB1 (never worked properly - I'm hoping one day to send it to Michael Joly)
Golden Age Project R1 Mk3 Active (Like it on acoustic actually but hopeless on my voice)
SE1a (Not yet found a use of it)
Audio Technica AT33a (bought off ebay for £60... sometimes I really don't like my impulsivity)
Kel HM-2d (really good on my Champ 600 - which I love.)
CAD M179 (see Gearslutz...)
And a really cheap AT midnight blue dynamic...

Wish I had kept my MK219 so it could have been modded.... Wish I could have kept my B1 to wedge the alley door tightly shut when it was windy... Sometimes you just can't trust reviews.
Old 3rd February 2012
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My mics

SM58 x2
SM57
SM7b

CAD e60
CAD e70
CAD e100s



Now saving up for some dream mics..
a pair of beyer mc930's.. a fathead2 ribbon and a tlm 102
... someday..
Old 3rd February 2012
  #306
Old shure

I have a shure handheld dynamic from the early to mid-60's that I use all the time, for anything that I want to put some extra "character" on. It has the ruggedness and usability of the modern shures but it has a thinnish barky bite that cuts through a mix so pleasantly.

It's like a '58 from 68' and I use it more than my modern Shures, seems like.
Old 4th February 2012
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SM57
SM58
T-Bone RM700 x2
T-Bone EM700's (So cheap, but not very full sounding) x2
Beyerdynamic Opus 99
A homemade speaker-kick mic
Millenium DI x2
An old handheld carbon mic (came with my dad's old amp)
Old 5th March 2012
  #308
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Here, ladies and gentleman, is my first post. I've been scouring this forum for long enough and thought it about time I got involved.

So here is my current selection of microphones. Less of a mic locker, more of a mic Tupperware container.

- SM57 x 4
- Beta57
- sE Gemini mk1 (great coloured vocal mic when you have sterile mic pres as I do. The presence boost may be too 'spitty' for some voices)
- sE 5600a mk2
- sE R1 x 2 (newest addition to collection and has had a lot of use already. Nice dark, warm quality. Compliments close mic'd dynamics on guitar amp and serves well as room mic. Cheap too!)
- Rode NT1A (never gets used for anything except outer kick. always find it too harsh and brittle)
- Red5 RVD1
- Red5 RVD4 x 2 (Only SDC's I have but are reasonably good overheads for the money)
- Red5 RVD9 x 3 (Lives on bottom head on toms because that's better that nothing, eh?)
- Some ****ty dynamic behringer that sometimes gets used as a slam mic on drums
- DIY subkick (whoof)

And last but not least,

- sennheiser e835 x 2
- sennheiser e840 x 2
(4 mics that I somehow acquired that actually turned out to be great room mics on drums. In fact, a great deal of my drum sound comes from a spaced pair of either of these couples. Granted they do need rather a lot of corrective EQ and a generous helping of slam, but hell, i'm poor and they were free.)

Here is a couple of song examples recorded/mixed using my current setup.

http://soundcloud.com/ingratitude

Have a listen and give some feedback if you like (be brutal, I can take it).

Dan
Old 5th March 2012
  #309
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Originally Posted by DaveUK View Post
my little collection
what are those sweet pair of mics in the top left corner with the awesome purple padding?


and is that apex 460 modded? if so how are you liking it? it looks like it has the oktavamod headbasket modification but i could be wrong.
Old 5th March 2012
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what are those sweet pair of mics in the top left corner with the awesome purple padding?


and is that apex 460 modded? if so how are you liking it? it looks like it has the oktavamod headbasket modification but i could be wrong.
The pair in purple padded box are the little blondies/woodies .
And yes the Nady (same as apex) has had a layer of mesh removed by me and a tube swap to a mullard Ecc82 for less gain .
It has a slight issue at the moment with the cable connection to the mic being a bit loose when plugged in so any movement in a shock mount makes crackle noises :+( .
I'll have to remedy that then may look at a capsule upgrade
Cheers
Dave

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Old 5th March 2012
  #311
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Low end light weight mic locker
SM57 (2)
PG58
MXL V88
BLUE BLUEBIRD
SM7B
Old 8th April 2012
  #312
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The mics in my personal home studio.......

Neumann U-87AI
Neumann KM-184 (2)
AKG C-414B ULS (2)
AKG C-451EB w/CK1 caps (3)
Royrer R-121
Shure SM81 (2)
Audix I-5 (2)
Audix D-1 (2)
Audix D-2 (2)
Audio D-4 (2)
AT ATM-25 (3)
Shure SM-57 (8)
Shure SM-58 (4)
Crown CM-700 (2)
Sennheiser MD-421-U (2)
Sennheiser MD-441-U (2)
Sennheiser K3U w/ ME80 caps (2)
Sennheiser E-906 (2)
AKG D12E (2)
AKG D112 (2)
Electrovoice PL-20
Electro voice RE-20
AKG C-1000S (2)
Astatic CTM-1000A (2)
Beyer M-500
Audix OM3XB (3)
Audix OM1 (2)
Samson Q2 (2)
Samson C01 (2)
Rode NT1A
MXL V67G
MXL V250
Old 8th April 2012
  #313
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What do you use the beyer M500 on?
Old 8th April 2012
  #314
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Can't say I have used the Beyer. M500 in a while, picked it up real cheap. I used it for my vocals for a while in the late 80s... This link gave me the idea to do a quick inventory .....
Old 8th April 2012
  #315
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Røde NT1-A
Sterling Audio ST77
Shure SM57
Audix i5

As a rock vocalist I wasn't to happy with the results with the NT1-A and ST77. Don't get me wrong, they're decent mics, but they didn't flatter my voice. So there's a Shure SM7 on the way
Old 9th April 2012
  #316
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Sennheiser e609 (1)
Sterling Audio ST77 (1)
EV 267 (2)
Samson Q7 (1) first mic ever. I had no idea what I was getting into.
Shure KSM 137 (2)
Heil PR31B (2)
On the way I the Shure drum package w/ 3 sm57 and a beta 52
Old 9th April 2012
  #317
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The mics in my personal home studio.......

Neumann U-87AI
Neumann KM-184 (2)
AKG C-414B ULS (2)
AKG C-451EB w/CK1 caps (3)
Royrer R-121
Shure SM81 (2)
Audix I-5 (2)
Audix D-1 (2)
Audix D-2 (2)
Audio D-4 (2)
AT ATM-25 (3)
Shure SM-57 (8)
Shure SM-58 (4)
Crown CM-700 (2)
Sennheiser MD-421-U (2)
Sennheiser MD-441-U (2)
Sennheiser K3U w/ ME80 caps (2)
Sennheiser E-906 (2)
AKG D12E (2)
AKG D112 (2)
Electrovoice PL-20
Electro voice RE-20
AKG C-1000S (2)
Astatic CTM-1000A (2)
Beyer M-500
Audix OM3XB (3)
Audix OM1 (2)
Samson Q2 (2)
Samson C01 (2)
Rode NT1A
MXL V67G
MXL V250
Low end?

My list so far:

Beyer MC930 Stereo pair
Cad M179
SM57
SM58
Samson S11
Old 13th June 2012
  #318
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AKG c4000b
Shiny Box 46MXL
Shure SM57
Senheiser BF521

Wishlist: Octava MK012 (pair),EV RE-20, JZ v47 or Peluso 2247, a second 46MXL and much much more...
Old 14th June 2012
  #319
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Audix:

D1
2-D2
D4
D6

Shure

4-sm 57
3-sm 58
Beta 52
Beta 91a
2-SM 137
KSM 44
Unidyne III

Groove Tubes GT 55
Sterling ST 55

Audio Technica

AT3035
3-ATM10


Stellar

C-5
C-6
RM-3

2-SE Electronics SE3
2- MXL 604
Old 14th June 2012
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I haven't bought any new mics in the year since I posted this list over in that other What's In Your Mic Locker? thread:

(2) AKG C451B
(2) Shure SM57
(1) Shure SM58
(1) Shure 545
(1) ElectroVoice RE15
(1) ElectroVoice 635A
(1) Audix D2
(2) KEL HM-1
(1) Sennheiser MD441U
(1) Audio-Technica omni condenser lavalier (can't remember model #)
(1) MXL 2001-P w/ the Dorsey FET mod
(1) MXL 2001-P w/ the Royer/Mojave tube mod
(2) Behringer ECM8000
(2) Karma Audio K-Micro Silver Bullet
(1) Heil PR40
Old 14th June 2012
  #321
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Brauner phanthera
Violet black knight
Shure sm58 x2
Shure 58 beta
Shure sm57 x2
Shure unisphere 1
Akg d12
Beyerdynamic opus 39s
Old 14th June 2012
  #322
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2 SM57 (toms)
2 SM58 (toms)
1 SM7A (my kick drum mic, though the diff between it and sm57 is negligible)
1 BETA87A (snare mic - hypercardioid condenser, very nice for this application IMO, underrated)
1 AKG C451EB, partially working.. need to take it into what's his name.. getting lots of 6k-20k, and some 20hz-200hz, but everything in the middle is gone..
Old 12th August 2012
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After carelessly nectlecting my mic locker for some time, I made some good eBay bargains the last week that added some special flavor and coloration to my collection. As I do drum recording with an edrum, I'm not in the need of a drum micing setup. Here's what I have so far:

1 Shure sm7b
1 AT2020
1 RFT DM622 (secret weapon sm57 replacement - similar characteristics, but with a special vintage flavor)
1 Winston DM100, aka RCF 1612 (Sixties Vintage mic. Due to lack of bottom end and a dominant top end not the "mic to go" but very nice for old vintage radio effect or voiceovers)
1 The T.Bone SCT-800 (Tube will be replaced by a 12AT7 NOS Telefunken or RFT as soon as it arrives)
2 Uher M537 (very nice dynamic mics from the 70ies! saw the pair cheap on eBay, googled a bit and found out that a lot of renowend studios listed them in their locker - and was very surprised about the quality they still deliver. Easily more than ten times the value worth i paid).

And two cheap but not so bad sm58 clones (Behringer XM8500, X-Ray XR-MM102)

Also bidding on a Funkberater MD30-2 right now.
Old 11th May 2013
  #324
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The Shure SM86 will get a LOT for the money. Very clear mid-range, no crispy highs, no super lows, just sweet, sweet CLEAN mids. Acoustic guitars, toms, vocals, amps, etc.

HIGHLY recommend (I have 4 of them)

They are a whopping $180 each and I use them twice as much as my KSM32 on most everything.
Old 17th July 2013
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TUBE CONDENCERS
- TELEFUNKEN U47/U48 w/ 2X heads,NOS VF14 / UF14 TUBE,NOS K48(U48)&NOS M7(U47) CAPSULES ORIGINAL TUBE PSU all rebuild by M.KANTOLA
- TELEFUNKEN/NEUMANN KM56 X4 MATCHED PAIRS AC701 TUBE
- NEUMANN/GEFELL CMV 563 TUBE "little Hitler" with M7 & M55 capsules
- AKG C12 *ORIGINAL CK12 CAPSULE *NOS*6072A*TUBE* PSU and POLARITY SWITCH*
RIBBONS
- RCA 77D w/ NOS RIBBON by STEPHEN SANK
- RCA 44BX original
- RCA SK-46 w/ 44 RIBBON NOS X2 * MATCHED PAIR by STEPHEN SANK
- CLOUD *JRS-34P ACTIVE RIBBON #
SOLID STATE CONDENCERS
- AKG C-451E X2 60's CK1 CAPSULE MATCHED PAIR
- AKG C-451E CK1 CAPSULE
- AKG C-1000 X2** **
DYNAMIC MICS
- TELEFUNKEN MD21
- SHURE 55 unidyne "fatboy" 1949 original
- SHURE SM57 X6
- SHURE SM58 X2
- SHURE 14L* * * * * * * * *
- AKG D12 60's
- AKG D-12-E
- AKG D-112
- AKG D-70 ME X2
- SENNHEISER MD430 X2
- SENNHEISER MD421 GRAY VINTAGE X3*
- SENNHEISER MD21
- SENNHEISER MD441
- EV RE20
- EV RE50
- EV N/D 308A
- EV 671
- BEYERDYNAMIC M380
- AUDIO TECHNICA DYNAMIC X2
- A&F MC-45SE*
PIEZOS
- SCHERTLER BASIC SET
- PIEZO ELETTRICO
- C-DUCER DRUM WIZARD 8ch TRIGGER
Old 17th July 2013
  #326
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TUBE CONDENCERS
- TELEFUNKEN U47/U48 w/ 2X heads,NOS VF14 / UF14 TUBE,NOS K48(U48)&NOS M7(U47) CAPSULES ORIGINAL TUBE PSU all rebuild by M.KANTOLA
- TELEFUNKEN/NEUMANN KM56 X4 MATCHED PAIRS AC701 TUBE
- NEUMANN/GEFELL CMV 563 TUBE "little Hitler" with M7 & M55 capsules
- AKG C12 *ORIGINAL CK12 CAPSULE *NOS*6072A*TUBE* PSU and POLARITY SWITCH*
RIBBONS
- RCA 77D w/ NOS RIBBON by STEPHEN SANK
- RCA 44BX original
- RCA SK-46 w/ 44 RIBBON NOS X2 * MATCHED PAIR by STEPHEN SANK
- CLOUD *JRS-34P ACTIVE RIBBON #
SOLID STATE CONDENCERS
- AKG C-451E X2 60's CK1 CAPSULE MATCHED PAIR
- AKG C-451E CK1 CAPSULE
- AKG C-1000 X2** **
DYNAMIC MICS
- TELEFUNKEN MD21
- SHURE 55 unidyne "fatboy" 1949 original
- SHURE SM57 X6
- SHURE SM58 X2
- SHURE 14L* * * * * * * * *
- AKG D12 60's
- AKG D-12-E
- AKG D-112
- AKG D-70 ME X2
- SENNHEISER MD430 X2
- SENNHEISER MD421 GRAY VINTAGE X3*
- SENNHEISER MD21
- SENNHEISER MD441
- EV RE20
- EV RE50
- EV N/D 308A
- EV 671
- BEYERDYNAMIC M380
- AUDIO TECHNICA DYNAMIC X2
- A&F MC-45SE*
PIEZOS
- SCHERTLER BASIC SET
- PIEZO ELETTRICO
- C-DUCER DRUM WIZARD 8ch TRIGGER
Well, if that is your Low-End Mic locker, I'm thrilled to see your high end mic locker
Old 17th July 2013
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Well, if that is your Low-End Mic locker, I'm thrilled to see your high end mic locker
Even his Mid-End Mic locker would be fearsome.
Old 17th July 2013
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It's all relative...
Old 17th July 2013
  #329
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Just starting out sadly...

1 Shure SM57
1 Audio-Technica AT2020


I plan on buying a Senn MD421-II in the next week or two and some kind of small diaphragm condenser in the near future.
Old 17th July 2013
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It's all relative...
Yeah, but for the NOS vf14 Tube from his U47 alone you could buy two or three of the larger lockers posted here completely and still have a considerable portion of money left. I wouldn't call that "low end".
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